Friday, August 7, 2020

Adam Zyglis' Homage to Bob Mankoff

From The Buffalo News.

Bob Mankoff is president of, which he launched in 2018 after his legendary run as cartoon editor of the New Yorker. His most famous cartoon, which he drew in 1993, goes like this:

A business exec is standing at his desk, phone to his ear, checking his calendar. “No, Thursday’s out,” he says. “How about never – is never good for you?”

Thursday, August 6, 2020

Spitting Image returns to British TV

Spitting Image has revealed its Boris Johnson, Prince Andrew and Dominic Cummings puppets ahead of the show's return.

The prime minister's puppet has a mass of spiky blonde hair, while his key adviser, Mr Cummings, is seen in his trademark hoodie with a flamboyant silver collar.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

"Six Chix" cartoon stirs controversy

Bruce Campion-Smith in The Toronto Star.

Many readers saw nothing funny in Tuesday’s Six Chix comic strip.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Cartoon Museum gets £100k lottery funding

From Downthetubes Comic News.

We are delighted to report that The Cartoon Museum has been awarded a grant of £98,700 by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, to support the museum in combatting the severe financial threat resulting from the museum’s closure due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Bye Bye Bell

Neil Mackay in The Herald Scotland.

"Plumb-pudding in danger", James Gilray

The Guardian newspaper has decided that it won’t renew the contract of its top cartoonist Steve Bell, triggering a fresh round of controversy over cancel culture.

Writer at Large Neil Mackay looks at the power of the political cartoon and finds that for satire to work, it needs to offend and be brutal